Medical 3D Scanning and Printing Talk – 3rd March

What: Andrew Dawood is the founder of Digits2Widgets and one the UK’s leading innovators in the application of digital planning and 3d printing. Outside of his dental practice Dawood and Tanner, he devotes his time to dental implant surgery, research and development for specialist implant manufacture and 3D imaging and 3D printing.

This lecture was originally given at the Royal Society of Medicine in November 2015 and provides a fascinating insight in to how the technology is being used in reconstructive medicine to astonishing effect. Andrew will be sharing the platform with Josh Stephenson, one of the patients who has benefitted from Andrew’s groundbreaking work. Prior to his illness, Josh worked in fashion and was so inspired by the technology used in his treatment, that he’s using it to help himself back in to the creative working world.

Many medical stories about the technology are based upon the assumption that technical improvements in the either the near or distant future will make wonders possible. This presentation will demonstrate the ways in which it saves and changes lives today.

When: 18:00 for 18:30 start, 3rd March 2016

Where: D2W Studio, 61-63 Rochester Place, London NW1 9JU  (View Map)

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Re-distributing materials supply chains for 3D printing

The final project report from the University of Oxford 3DP-RDM feasibility study “Re-distributing material supply chains for 3D printing” is now available to download.

The report by Alysia Garmulewicz, Matthias Holweg, Hans Veldhuis and Aidong Yang summarises the results of their two-part study. In the first part a system study was conducted of London’s waste streams, taking into account the amount, location and supply chain in the waste recycling process. This led to a focus on polymer waste streams and PET in particular. In the second stage a stakeholder survey was conducted in which participants were asked about perceived barriers to the use of local materials for 3D printing, and to identify potential solutions to these barriers.

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